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My first truck/vehicle was a manual. 1984 GMC S15 with a 2.8L It had a great body, long bed/regular cab, no power, 2wd open differential. It could get stuck in a wet ditch, and it did lol. That had a smooth transmission, possibly an NV3500? it was 5 speed. Could shift it with some speed.

My truck didn't get put back together from the weekend and now I'm driving my dad's 90's Silverado work truck with a 4 speed manual, kinda fun to throw the stick again.
 

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As far as visibility goes, there are less blind spots in these old trucks than the newer stuff. The new vehicles have massive A pillars which blocks a lot of visibility, it also seems like the window glass gets shorter with every new model. Maybe that's an illusion from the outside though.
 

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I guess I need to check my cabin filter, replaced it when I got the truck about 20k miles ago. Yours were way beyond due to change lol

Dang I like that exhaust clamp mod for adding more hook locations. My truck has a plastic bed liner which I have a love/hate relationship with. I really don't like them, but it does protect the bed... I ended up drilling some holes in the sides of it so I can hook straps into. Can't put any serious strain on it but it works most of the time.

Now I'm trying to figure out why you had Tahoe fender liners in your truck?
 

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I knew someone made the fender liners, thought about getting some for the rear of my truck but it was always on the bottom of the list, like tow mirrors... lol

Just read your thread about the Tracrite, that was a sweet deal you got. I thought you had bought one new when you posted before. They want big money for the helical units.... Good to know the dodge part is a direct swap. To bad I have the 10.5" and not the 11.5" so I don't think it would work for me. (At least I'm pretty sure the gas 2500HD got the 10.5" and 8.1/duramax got the 11.5" 14 bolt.)
 

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The rears are really 2" narrower track per side?

I had read once before about the different track widths between front/back. Someone had explained that the front had a wider track width so that it would take a different path than the rear, basically so that you have more coverage on the ground I think. For example in snow, your front wheels claw a path that is wider than the rear, so the rear wheels claw an extra 1"+ to the inside on the snow (or mud/terrain/etc). Well it was described something to that effect.

I don't know if that was true or not, maybe the engineering for the front just made it to difficult to make it match the rears with independent suspension.

They do look better when they match though....

I spy some type of roof rack/ornament. I don't know if the backup camera was posted here yet either.

That looks like the same hitch I put on my truck, haven't even posted that to my page yet... it's next haha.
 

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Nice. Good to know it won't cost a fortune to fix my roof. It's just barely starting to peel (well it was, see how it survives this winter...) so I may not even need to re-primer it as the factory primer was in good shape underneath. White should be an easy match too....

I may have to clearcoat the whole roof though. Would that stop the original paint from continuing to chip off?
 
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